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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Huge Uncertainty in the Carbon Outcomes of Common Land-use Transitions

Land-use changes, including deforestation, are important sources of carbon emissions linked to global climate change. However, a new study challenges key policy assumptions. The study reports that it remains virtually impossible to anticipate how many common land-use transitions affect carbon stocks, based on existing data.  This includes agricultural shifts, suggesting that efforts to replace slash-and-burn